This year the Vernon Area Public Library District celebrates its 35th Anniversary; our theme is “A Journey for Peace.”
In 1974, a group of Vernon Township residents had the vision, dedication and commitment to establish a public library district. It has been an impressive journey. Over the years, our library, along with the community, has grown dramatically. During the past 35 years, VAPLD has sponsored a myriad of programs for children and adults, provided countless hours of free computer and internet access, answered thousands and thousands of questions, and we have literally loaned millions upon millions of books.
We are forever grateful to those 1974 visionaries who took the first steps in our journey: William H. Apostolakis, Harold E. Banser, Dwight L. Chapman, Jackie DeMarco, Judy Foss, Anita Garza, Thomas Gehring, Alvin E. Kruse, Melvin J. Marcott, Robert McGuire, Alice Moody, William Peterson,Clarence B. Pontius, Elmer J. Shirley, Frances Wilkins, Ruth Willut and Joan Wilts.
Our journey is far from over; in fact, the best is yet to come.
Happy Reading, Cindy